Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and hires qualified individuals regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age or disability.
Amazon strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online.
By giving customers more of what they want - low prices, vast selection, and convenience - Amazon continues to grow and evolve as world-class e-commerce.
Amazon.com.br is an important and fast-growing business for Amazon.
Amazon.com.br is looking for a smart and driven Instock Manager to join our Retail team in Brazil. The Instock Manager will be responsible for supporting and executing demand planning, forecasts for the inventory strategies to maximize product availability, margins and inventory turns.
He or she will have responsibility for ensuring inventory systems and processes are meeting the needs of the business and implementing controls around these.
The right candidate thrives in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel.
The Instock Manager will be responsible for managing inventory and formulating policies with suppliers to improve inventory health metrics and turns.
He or she will own driving improvement in inventory availability, increasing inventory efficiency, selection growth and improving purchasing processes.
The successful candidate possesses superb business judgment, with a track record of successful relationship management, and strong analytical acumen, with experience generating and managing forecasts, reports, and analyses.
The position requires an individual who can work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail.
The candidate should be able to manage multiple vendors simultaneously and make sure items are always available to our customers in Brazil.
This role is located in São Paulo, Brazil.
Areas of responsibility include :
Inventory & Supply Chain Management :
Manage the supply chain to guarantee an efficient inbound and outbound inventory flows among : forecasting, purchasing, and solving receipts problems
Work with vendors to ensure a reliable and operationally effective flow of goods
Lead the business demand plan to provide all necessary inputs to a sustainable and accurate S&OP
Deliver maximum available selection in the category
Design seasonal and promotional inventory preparation plan
Control budgets and deliver actions to to meet inventory targets defining detailed inventory policies
Recommend and drive action plans to reduce return / liquidation costs
Operational Efficiency :
Measure and improve purchasing lead times, reduce operational defects, and improve systems to streamline operations between vendors and Amazon
Communicate with vendors regarding operational performance metrics and recommend actions to lower operational costs, reduce defects, and enhance operational efficiency
Perform root cause analysis / reporting on operational issues, develop action plans and manage improvements
Project Management :
Work with internal teams to drive system, tools and process improvements / implementation that affect purchasing and vendor management workflow, with emphasis on automating tasks that are currently performed manually
Develop analysis of key business metrics, with emphasis on developing and executing recommendations for improvement
Lead projects from initial development to implementation that will streamline supply systems and processes and drive operational improvements.
Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or similar Supply Chain / Operations discipline
Highly analytical individual, flexible, action and results oriented, self-starting, and comfortable with computer databases and tools.
Strong ownership, data analysis, problem solving and project management skills
3+ years experience in supply chain, inventory management, retail and / or consulting project management experience
Fluent in English and Portuguese
Experience with purchasing or inventory management in e-commerce or retail
Experience leading projects to improve processes
Leas new features and systems implementations
The right candidate thrives in a high energy environment where tactical and strategic activities are expected to be driven in parallel
Experience with process improvement techniques such as Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing or Six Sigma
Business Reporting / SQL experience